- david bailey
elle beat vogue [gasp]
in the first half of this year, having sold a total of 14 more advertising pages in its past six issues according to forbes. what with the the economy flummoxed and all, ad sales for everyone are down but elle is at -22% (970 pages sold) compared with vogue's -32% (956 pages sold). forbes notes that vogue's blake lively and sienna miller covergirl choices have been somewhat "down-market" [GASP] of late and hence possible signs that it is slipping from its revered top spot. too c.o.m.m.e.r.c.i.a.l....? nothing wrong with a little commercial.